Award-winning artist, Susan Adams, has been living and painting in Costa Rica since 1995, finding unending sources of inspiration. Whether traveling throughout the world, or within Costa Rica, scenic beauty is very inspiring for Susan.
Her subjects can be a Guanacaste horse tope or fiesta, persons, places, and all types of animals. Though portraiture is her first and constant means of expression, she finds nature exquisite, and at all times perfect. Having been a schoolteacher and book illustrator, Susan hopes that future generations and technology will correct what past generations have done to destroy large parts of our planet. She strives to take you into her paintings, enjoying a moment in nature.
Of her newest exhibit, “Costa Rica Mia,” Adams says, “How can one capture the essence of Costa Rica on canvas: from its magnificent nature to the people, their culture, and traditional way of life?
For this show I have selected subjects taken from my immediate world here in Guanacaste: the oxen, solid, loyal, and patient, pulling stones out of the creek, uprooting trees and hauling carts of fence-posts at the edge of Playa Tamarindo.
I am constantly amazed at nature’s complexity and brilliance, hoping to capture a moment that connects us to a jaguar lying unaware or playing.” Her techniques include stucco, gesso, acrylics, metallic paints and oils, and her images come to life on canvasses and banana papers, sometimes doors and windows.
Adam’s exhibit, “Costa Rica Mia,” is currently showing at the Hidden Garden Art Gallery through September 28th.
The gallery is located 5 kms. west of the Daniel Oduber Liberia International Airport (towards the beaches).
For more information visit http://hiddengarden.thevanstonegroup.com, or call at 8386/6872 / 2667-0592.